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The Ante-Nicene Fathers, 10 vols.The Ante-Nicene Fathers, 10 vols.
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The Ante-Nicene Fathers ranges from the Apostolic Fathers to various third and fourth century sources including the liturgies and ancient Syriac documents. It was intended to comprise translations into English of all the extant works of the Fathers (with the exception of the more bulky works of Origen) down to the date of the first General Council held at Nicaea in 325 A.D. This American edition by Arthur Cleveland Coxe is a revision of the original series edited by Alexander Roberts and Sir James Donaldson and published in Edinburgh. The revision involves a major rearrangement to conform to the historical sequence, the addition of brief introductions and notes indicating variances in readings, specifying references to scripture or literature, clarifying obscure passages, and noting corruptions or distortions of patristic testimony (as forged in the Decretals). The basic aim of the translations has been to strive for literary exactness, placing the English reader as nearly as possible on an equal footing with those who are able to read the original.

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Volume 1: Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus
Volume 2: Hermas, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus, Clement of Alexandria
Volume 3: Tertullian
Volume 4: Tertullian (IV), Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen
Volume 5: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix
Volume 6: Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arnobius
Volume 7: Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, and Liturgies
Volume 8: Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, The Clementina, Aprocryphal Gospels and Acts, Syriac Documents
Volume 9: Gospel of Peter, Diatessaron, Testament of Abraham, Epistles of Clement, Origen and Miscellaneous Works
Volume 10: Bibliography, General Index, Annotated Index of Authors and Works
     


Early Church Fathers: Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers Series 1, 14 Vols.Early Church Fathers: Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers Series 1, 14 Vols.
Philip Schaff, ed.
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Series I of the NICENE AND POST-NICENE FATHERS consists of eight volumes of the writings of St. Augustine, the greatest and most influential of the early Church Fathers, and six volumes of the treatises and homilies of St. Chrysostom. The series is edited by the eminent church historian Philip Schaff (1819-1893), professor at Union Theological Seminary, New York.
     

Early Church Fathers: Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers Series 2, 14 Vols.Early Church Fathers: Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers Series 2, 14 Vols.
Philip Schaff, ed.
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The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Series II contains in fourteen volumes the works of the Greek Fathers from Eusebius to John of Damascus and the Latin Fathers from Hilary to Gregory the Great. Several of the writings appear for the first time in English. The first three volumes are a complete collection of the historical writings of the Fathers, whose permanent value as the primary sources is universally acknowledged. Other volumes contain the works of eminent figures in early Christian history, such as Athanasius, Jerome, and Ambrose. The series concludes with the canons and decrees of the seven ecumenical councils, as well as canons of local synod with ecumenical acceptance. Series II is edited by Philip Schaff, eminent church historian and professor at Union Theological Seminary, NY, and Henry Wace, Principal of King's College, London.
     
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The Early Church Fathers, 38 VolumesThe Early Church Fathers, 38 Volumes
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Broken into three sections, this authoritative collection of writings by the Early Church Fathers is essential for understanding patristic thought. Series I of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers consists of eight volumes of the writings of St. Augustine, the greatest and most influential of the early Fathers, as well as six volumes of the treatises and homilies of St. Chrysostom. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers Series II contains in fourteen volumes the works of the Greek Fathers from Eusebius to John of Damascus and the Latin Fathers from Hilary to Gregory the Great. The Ante-Nicene Fathers represent the first primary sources of Christian history following the canon of the New Testament, and include writings from the Apostolic Fathers as well as various third and fourth century sources.
     

History of Theology, Volume 1: The Patristic PeriodHistory of Theology, Volume 1: The Patristic Period
Angelo Di Berardino, Basil Studer
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(PUBLiturgical)Splendid topical survey of how theology "was done" in a post-Nicene setting. Includes outstanding essays on heresy, the school of Alexandria, Christian apocrypha, the church as institution, the use of the Bible, pagan philosophy, and more. Makes the history of ideas an accessible, seamless read. 632 pages, hardcover.
     

Patrology, Volume 1: The Beginning of Patristic Literature From the Apostles Creed to IrenaeusPatrology, Volume 1: The Beginning of Patristic Literature From the Apostles Creed to Irenaeus
Johannes Quasten
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Patrology Volume 1 is the first in the monumental classic collection that studies the ancient Christian writers and their teachings about the early church. Placing at the disposal of the English reading public a solid introduction to early Christian literature, it is the first work of its kind written originally in English. This first volume deals with the beginnings of Patristic literature from the Apostles' Creed to Irenaeus.


     

Patrology, Volume 2:  The Ante-Nicene Literature after IrenaeusPatrology, Volume 2: The Ante-Nicene Literature after Irenaeus
Johannes Quasten
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Patrology places at the disposal of the English reading public a solid introduction to early Christian literature. It is the first work of its kind written originally in English. Reviewers were unanimous in heaping praise upon the publication and looking upon it as a break-through in studying the Fathers of the Church. This second volume of the series deals with the Ante-Nicene literature after Irenaeus.
     

Patrology, Volume 3: The Golden Age of Greek Patristic LiteraturePatrology, Volume 3: The Golden Age of Greek Patristic Literature
Johannes Quasten
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PATROLOGY, by Johannes Quasten, places at the disposal of the English reading public a solid introduction to early Christian literature. It is the first work of its kind written origianally in English. Reviewers were unanimous in heaping praise upon the publication and looking upon it as a break-through in studying the Fathers of the Church. The third volume of this set deals with the Golden Age of Greek Patristic Literature. OVERVIEW: Generally speaking, each of the Church Fathers' history, writings, and theology is summarized. THEOLOGICAL VIEW: Roman Catholic INTENDED AUDIENCE: Academic/scholar MORE THAN ONE VOLUME: Yes BIBLIOGRAPHY: Extensive OTHER: Does not included actual texts of the Church Fathers. Theological import of texts are discussed
     


Earthen Vessels: The Practice of Personal Prayer According to the Patristic TraditionEarthen Vessels: The Practice of Personal Prayer According to the Patristic Tradition
Gabriel Bunge
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Already translated into nine different languages! It's taken for granted that we should look to the early church fathers to help us understand Scripture and theology. Bunge shows why it's just as critical to study their views on spirituality and prayer, offering numerous quotes from primary sources. 222 pages, softcover. Ignatius.
     

The Desert FathersThe Desert Fathers
Benedicta Ward
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Organized around major themes---charity, fortitude, lust, patience, prayer, self-control, and visions---these sayings, first recorded in the fourth century, are in the form of anecdotes, advice, parables, and reflections on life. They've set the pattern for Christian spirituality and ethics for centuries. 304 pages, softcover. Penguin.
     

The Desert FathersThe Desert Fathers
Helen Waddell, ed. & trans.
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By the fourth century A.D., devout Christians, men and women alike, had begun to retreat from cities and villages to the deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor, where they sought liberation from their corrupt society and the confining shell of the social self. The Desert Fathers is the perfect introduction to the stories and sayings of these heroic pioneers of the contemplative tradition. Selected and translated by Helen Waddell, The Desert Fathers opens a window onto early Christianity while presenting us with touchingly human models of faith, humility, and compassion.
     
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